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    Re: CKGR Campsite Operators

    Following...
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    Re: CKGR Campsite Operators

    Thanks for the replies guys. Looking forward to visiting one day.
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    CKGR Campsite Operators

    Hi Guys,

    One day, if ever borders open again and we can get our toes in the Kalahari Sand, we would like to visit CKGR for the first time.... Please can someone advise who we contact for the...
  4. 3 lost souls and a 4x4 - First ever Trip to Botswana 2013

    Hi Guys,

    So this is a trip report from our first ever trip to Botswana in 2013. We were complete amateurs with no idea what we were doing... all the incorrect gear and piss poor planning to say...
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    Re: DWNP Bookings for 2021

    Pat - If you go to CKGR or any camps now while only locals allowed after months of lock down - I want lots of pics and full detailed reports! hahaha. Myself and my brother in law have been talking...
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    Re: Mabua (Mpaya campsites) - Number of vehicles

    That is exactly what I am saying Peter... Even when you tell them you will be 8/10/12 people and 3/4/5 cry, they will gladly take your booking because it is more money for them on the booking.
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    Re: Mabua (Mpaya campsites) - Number of vehicles

    I agree. For me we never go more than 4 people and 2 vehicles for years now. we prefer the quiet and the solitude which is what we go to these wild camps for. With this said, the companies who are...
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    Re: Mabua (Mpaya campsites) - Number of vehicles

    Personally I don't think it will be an issue at all. We have camped at Mpaya 1 with 6 people and 3 vehicles. The sites are big enough. When you book just say you will be 8 people and 3/4 vehicles in...
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    Re: Mabua (Mpaya campsites) - Number of vehicles

    Hi Danie,

    From what I can remember it is 2 vehicles and 6 people. Although with this said, you guys could book both sites and then just all camp on one. Thats what we have done in the past and...
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    Re: Hwange Ramblings trip report

    Thank you very much! This is extremely uselful and will most certainly use this info while planning my trips. I see the Hwange costs are very similar to Mana pools, so seems to be the norm for...
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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    My 5 cents is that prices are high for what you get.. in terms of facilities... but I will agree that it is only the Private camps that are exorbitant DWNP fees are really low and affordable. Again,...
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    Re: Hwange Ramblings trip report

    What a fantastic report. Thanks Paul.

    Absolutely love your photo's as usual! I have not been to Hwange and it is definitely on the cards for us. Myself, my brother in law and good friend Neil, do...
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    Re: Shooting birds in flight...

    Thanks so much Paul for the help and advice as well as everybody else. these pics are absolutely magnificent. hopefully in the not too distant future I can upgrade to the 7Dmk2.

    These pictures are...
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    Re: Shooting birds in flight...

    Thanks Bird Ranger...

    Below are the settings on my Lens:

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    I also used F8, battling most with the focus... I have also heard from another guy on the forum SavutiZN (Who takes INCREDIBLE...
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    Shooting birds in flight...

    Hey Chaps,

    So I'm a VERY amateur photographer. Still a lot to learn but love wildlife and capturing it. Just before Lock down, a friend of mine gave me a Canon EOS 7D. It only had 11 800...
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    Re: Houseboat safari down the Zambezi Sept 2017

    Thanks for the pics Paul. absolutely beautiful! I would love to do the house boat trip...
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    Re: Guma Lagoon and Savuti Sept 2017

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the reply! I would def like to upgrade so was wondering if maybe an older model full frame would be better than a newer model cropped option such as the 7d mk2. I am still...
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    Re: Mabua Pics - Aug 2019

    Hi Paul,

    I always long to be sitting in The Kgalagadi! On this trip we had Lion in camp every day/night... Was great as is 90% of the time we stay in this camp.
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    Re: Mabua Pics - Aug 2019

    Thanks SavutiZN,

    Absolutely! I welcome the criticism... It's what helps us learn.. The lion shot is not the greatest I know, but it was the best the one I got unfortunately. It was quite a...
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    Mabua Pics - Aug 2019

    Hi guys, not a trip report, but rather just a few pics from our August 2019 trip... Enjoy...

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    Re: Guma Lagoon and Savuti Sept 2017

    Thanks very much for the advice SavutiZN.

    I'll have a look around. what about a 5d mk2 or 1d mk2/mk3? Would you think the newer 7D mk2 is a better choice than the older model full frames?
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    Re: Guma Lagoon and Savuti Sept 2017

    Thanks very much... I have a 7D and the 100-400 L series lens. I also have the 16-35 landscape L series lens. I would really like to get the 70-200 2.8 or one day the 400 2.8.

    But before I go...
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    Re: Guma Lagoon and Savuti Sept 2017

    Thanks very much Savuti ZN. Absolutely incredible pictures... What setup do you have if I may ask for the pics. I know its a lot to do with ability, but for a beginner like me, I'm always interested...
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    Re: Kgalagdi Dreaming Trip report

    Thank you! absolutely fantastic. after visiting the Mabua side of the park for the last 8 years a few times a year, this year we have our first booking at Rooiputs & Polentswa. We are so excited to...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Hi Guys,

    Why would my DC to DC charger be charging my Auxiliary battery at 17.4v? Surely this will damage the battery?
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    4x4 Kitted vehicle hire Maun

    Hi guys,

    I have some friends who want to fly into Maun and hire a kitted 4x4 with 2 x RTT's. I have read and heard some horror stories on this forum. Can you guys recommend from experience who you...
  27. Intervolt DC to DC system swap for ctek 250D

    Hi. Is there anyone who wants to swap me an intervolt system for a ctek D250SA. I have always used ctek and love that brand. My new car I bought as a demo has an intervolt system in it which I would...
  28. Re: KTP exit via Mabua to Gabarone, route Khokhotsa

    Friends of mine got back on Sunday and say it wasn't bad at all except for the new 15km stretch along the fence. comfortable at 60 -80km/h most of the way.
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    Re: Mabua reservation

    They will open 1 Aug
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    Re: Victoria Falls border post

    Hmmmm... Difficult to believe that no one on this forum has done this... Will be following as we looking to do, Bots, Zim, Zam, Malawi and Mozam in Dec
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    T4A Tri Planning

    hi Guys,

    How do people plan their trips and routes on T4A or is a separate program such as base camp? I always use google maps, but as you know the issue is it doesn't have the off road routes and...
  32. Re: Lesholoago pan Mabuasehube Water at campsite?

    Camp 1 is smaller but I think you would manage to squeeze 12 on. We were 7 people in 2 vehicles with 2 x 4x4 caravan set ups and a ground tent and manage with a fair amount of space. Site 2 is def...
  33. Led lenser - crap product - crap after sales service

    I am not one to publicly bring a company into disrepute and will always liaise with them to afford them to offer their services and opportunity to rectify any issues/concerns. I have done this with...
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    Re: Mabua, Jacks Pan Kaa & Name Pan

    We will be travelling to Mabua via the Kokotsha cutline on 3 Aug and will be at Mpaya 2 till 9 Aug.Was there in June as well and the roads were in good condition. a few corrugated sections here and...
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    Hercules 20 management system - XT140

    Hi Guys,

    I have a XT140 with Hercules 20 management system. When I had one battery I used to just plug the trailer in at caravan socket to keep battery charged from 220v. I have now installed an...
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